Yellowstone Seeing More Visitors Coming to the Park
Despite COVID-19, Yellowstone National Park saw an uptick in visitors during the month of July. The park hosted 955,645 visitors last month, according to a press release, which is a 2% increase of visitors from July 2019.
To date this year, Yellowstone has seen 1,664,830 visitors, which is down nearly 30% from the same period last year.
Overall visitation is expected to be way under normal traffic for the park this year due to the fact that Yellowstone was closed for nearly two months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For health and safety reasons, the park was closed down from March 24th - May 18th, when the two Wyoming entrances opened. Montana park entrances didn't open until June 1st.
Here's year-to-date visitation statistics to Yellowstone over the past six-years through July.
2020 – 1,664,830
2019 – 2,294,690
2018 – 2,322,270
2017 – 2,316,542
2016 – 2,427,988
2015 – 2,279,557
Yellowstone National Park reminds its visitors to recreate responsibly and reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick, please do not visit the park, and self-quarantine to avoid exposing others.
Services are still limited in the park. Stay informed about changes to park operations. Download Yellowstone's App, and visit www.nps.gov/yell and the park's social media channels.
Yellowstone Fire Info
The park raised its Fire Danger level to Very High on Monday. The good news is there are no fires currently burning in Yellowstone. There are also no fire restrictions in place throughout the park.
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